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Research Administrator

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 21, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Research Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Financial Affairs, Grants & Contracts
Employment Type
Full Time
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As a member of the School of Medicine (SOM) Research Administration team, the selected candidate for this position will be responsible for providing direct pre- and post-award administrative support to investigators conducting medical research in the department of Neurology and other units as assigned.The selected candidate will assist researchers and study teams in the development and successful submission of proposals for research funding, as well as provide compliant financial and administrative management of funded grants and contracts. This position provides an opportunity for candidates with skills in finance, budget development, and/or program administration to grow those skills in a fast-paced, diverse environment. The position will also present opportunities for career growth in the field of research administration for those presenting a willingness and ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of faculty and staff across all School of Medicine departments. This position is eligible for hybrid telework.

Minimum Hiring Standards

Candidates must possess skills or ability to acquire new skills in the following areas: analyze financial transactions for trends and variances; create reports, tracking tools, and professional documents; budget development; expense forecasting; financial reconciliation; ability to interpret and apply complex government regulations and contractual terms; pro-actively ask questions and seek guidance when needed. Must have excellent customer service skills, written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work as part of a team. Strong problem solving and time management skills are essential, including ability to adapt to frequent changes in work assignments, prioritize, and manage competing priorities and deadlines. Must be precise, thorough, and reliable and perform daily activities with minimal supervision. Must be proficient in the use of computers with an ability to learn new systems and software applications with ease. Proficiency in the use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe required. Ability to work in a diverse environment required.

Preferred Hiring Standards:

Bachelor’s degree preferred. 1-3 years of experience preferred in research administration in the areas of proposal development, financial management, effort reporting, and project close-out will be preferred, including a working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and OMB Uniform Guidance for Federal Awards. Prior experience in administrative and financial management in an academic setting (to include a working knowledge of state/university purchasing, travel, personnel administration policies and procedures) will be preferred. Additionally, general understanding of IRB and IACUC policies pertaining to regulatory requirements in animal and human research is a plus.

University Job Code - Associate Research Administrator 1-3 Position # 587460

Position will remain open until filled with a priority application date of January 15th, 2022

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine is a premier academic medical center located in the heart of Richmond. Accounting for almost half of VCU’s sponsored research, the School of Medicine is internationally recognized for patient care and education.VCU School of Medicine comprises 18 clinical departments, eight basic health science departments, and 11 affiliated institutes and centers, and provides preeminent education to physicians and scientists in order to improve the quality of healthcare for humanity. All full-time university staff are eligible for our generous benefits package that includes choices for health,vision, and dental coverage, life-insurance, short and long-term disability coverage, retirement planning, tax-deferred annuity and cash match programs, flexible spending accounts, tuition benefits, significant paid-time off,12 paid holidays, and more. Explore our benefits further here:

The School of Medicine continuously strives for our workplace and learning environment to reflect the demographic and social milieu of the communities we serve. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Salary Range: 45,000-57,000

Position Details:

Department: Dean's Office, / Office of Research Administration
Employment Type: UF - University Employee FT
Restricted Status: No
FTE: 100
Exemption Status: Exempt

Contact Information:

Contact Name: Ann-marie Taranto

Contact Email:

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